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Bar Harbor Bank employees donate nearly $12,000 to six nonprofits

Vermont Business Magazine Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees recently donated approximately $12,000 to six nonprofit organizations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont through Casuals for a Cause, the bank’s employee-led charitable giving program. I was. All donation recipients were collected in the second quarter of 2022. Hancock County Hospice Volunteers, Island Health & Wellness Foundation, People Plus, Trekkers, Maine. Lake Snape Region VNA & Hospice (New Hampshire); and Changing Perspectives Inc. (Vermont).

Jack Frost, Vice President of Community Giving for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, said: “Every dollar donated through Casual for a Cause is a testament to our employees’ commitment to creating stronger communities for all.”

Bankers who participate in Casuals for a Cause dress casually on Fridays in exchange for biweekly payroll deductions from a quarterly pool of funds. Employees then vote for the non-profit organization that will receive the donation. Employees have donated her more than $175,000 since the program launched in 2018.

Second Quarter 2022 Donation Recipients


Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is a nonprofit volunteer hospice organization in Maine that provides non-medical assistance to patients and families facing the end of life and supports those grieving the loss of loved ones. , conducts community education and advocacy. about bereavement and bereavement issues. For more information, please visit

“Hancock County Hospice Volunteers know the value of community collaboration. We wouldn’t be able to do our work without the help of friends and supporters like Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.” helps us reach out to those who need our care.”

The mission of the Island Health & Wellness Foundation is to identify and advocate for the health and wellness needs of Deer Isle-Stonington. Providing financial support, guidance and encouragement to local health and wellness organizations. Maintain an island medical center for providing health and dental care. For more information, please visit

“I am honored. Thank you. Excited. These are all words that came to my mind when I was told about this incredible gift,” said Ann West, executive director of the Island Health & Wellness Foundation. increase. “The Island Health & Wellness Foundation exists because of our amazing community. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is an integral part of that community. It means we can deliver.”

People Plus’ mission is to support seniors in active, healthy and independent living while joining others in building communities for all ages. Donations from bank employees go to the Brunswick Area Teen Center (BATC). BATC provides a central place for young people to come together safely, explore their creative avenues, share talents, participate in intergenerational activities and become well-rounded adults. For more information, please visit

Jordan Cardon, People Plus Teen Center Program Coordinator, said: “Our goal is to provide equal access to food, mentoring, a safe and fun place for all youth in grades 6 to 12, and we are excited to offer this program free of charge to our youth members. Donations like this help us keep it going!”

Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based mentoring program that develops the unique strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Trekkers students consistently report statistically significant positive changes in indicators of resilience, reflection, empathy, trust, and optimism. For more information, visit

Kate Elmes, director of development for Trekkers, said: “Donations like this help reinforce the message that adults in our community are invested in their well-being and future.

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The Lake Snappy Region VNA & Hospice provides healthcare and hospice services to individuals and families in home and community settings, promoting continuity of care in a variety of settings and helping people stay home as long as possible. increase. Programs and services offered by the organization include home health care, hospice, palliative care, personal care services, bereavement support groups, foot care clinics, health education and memory respite care. For more information, visit

Jim Culhane, President and CEO of Lake Snape Area VNA & Hospice, said: “Bar Harbor Bank and Trust’s leadership support over the years is one of many gifts we have received and are very grateful for.”


Changing Perspectives Inc. works to educate, empower and inspire students from preschool through high school to become the changemakers of tomorrow and build a more inclusive, just and equitable society. The organization partners with schools to promote social and emotional learning through curricular resources, individualized coaching, professional development, and family-friendly resources. For more information, please visit
“Changing Perspectives recognizes the need for social-emotional learning not just for Vermont students, but beyond,” said Sam Drazin, Executive Director of Changing Perspectives Inc. We help develop self-aware, empathetic young people who can successfully participate in an ever more complex world. We thank the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees for their contributions to our work. ”

Bar Harbor BankShares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. With over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a leading community bank in northern New England, providing a full range of personal and corporate banking services and wealth management services through its subsidiary, Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, please visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.

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